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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

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Address: 1000 Rancher Creek Rd | Nk'Mip Resort, Osoyoos, British Columbia V0H 1V0, Canada
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+1 250-495-7901
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

The Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre is a 9,000 square-foot interpretive...

The Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre is a 9,000 square-foot interpretive centre that exhibits 2 films, the Inkameep Day School Art Collection, indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits, a 1.5 km walking trail, and reconstructed traditional Okanagan village, and (visitor favourite) interpreter hosted programs which boast a fun filled experience for all ages! The centre is also an architectural marvel, and was built from local, sustainable materials.

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Winter visit

Really enjoyed our visit and lovely loop walk around the grounds. Great videos and enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit and lovely loop walk around the grounds. Great videos and enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

1 Thank hlsgAuckland
Osoyoos, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nk'mip (pronounced Ink-a-meep) Cultural Center is a must see on any visit to Osoyoos. The center itself has some wonderful displays but there are hiking trails of different lengths and difficulties that take you through a part of "Canada's only desert".

1 Thank Swainsons
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gentleman that spoke with us was awesome, gave us the true history facts about the Okanagan people and how the centre came to be. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. This centre would have much more to offer in summertime, highly recommend a summer trip as well.

1 Thank Mollymay2017
Camrose, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The centre is open Tuesday's to Saturday's from 11-4 off season. There is no entrance fee but they ask for a donation. No guided tours are offered. Be sure to visit the gift shop. Get 10 percent off merchandise with the coupon from their website. There was an amazing theatre that offered a 1/2 hour movie about a young girl... More 

2 Thank Liz730053
Lac-Sainte-Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This visit was the most informative and interesting part of our vacation out West. I learned more in two hours than in all of my previous limited education. This story should be somehow told to ALL Canadiens right across Canada. I'll be back!

1 Thank allanwarren04
North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We went to visit mid week. The buildings and theaters are beautiful. Unfortunately due to snow and ice we were unable to do most of the outside activities. Obviously there were no outside shows this time of year but we knew that before going in. The two movies we saw were informative about the local culture. would love to come... More 

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

You can spend quite some time there and learn how the natives lived and expand through the years. Very nice visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We enjoyed the cultural centre on a quiet day. The manager spent so much time with us and gave us his own life experiences. Very enlightening. Really enjoyed the whole cultural centre! Thank you

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It was very quiet in October. Derek? the manager was very friendly and informative. The rammed earth building is spectacular. They have two videos and lots of reading to keep you bust for about an hour. The weather was a sunny 12 degs so we did the full loop walking trail for about an hour...reading all the aboriginal history, plant... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

While there are many inside displays, we arrived late in the day and spent our time on the outdoor tour through the desert accessed through the Cultural Centre. Many displays of life as it was, also of plants, insects and animals, and replicas of lodgings. Very informative and interesting. It made me realise how little of the desert habitat remains... More 

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